Category Archives: Torture

Reflections on Torture

By Guest Author, Anthony J. Marsella My study of the history of torture led me to conclude that our understanding of the nature, meaning, and consequences of “torture” may best be advanced by construing “torture,” not solely as a separate … Continue reading

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Pain’s pathways

By Kathie MM I bit my tongue yesterday.  Really, not metaphorically.  It hurt like the devil. Why do I tell you this trivial story? Because every time I bite my tongue, which I do more often as I age, I … Continue reading

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Looking for inspiration?

In our country right now, frustration, anger, and fear are running rampant, along with the scapegoating that inevitably accompanies those emotions. But know what?  If you are alive, you can make a difference.  Millions of people are striving actively on … Continue reading

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The better word is…

by Anthony J. Marsella To the many experiencing a diminution in their activism, and questioning their powers and commitment, I say:  The better term is “demoralization.”  Not depression, nor any other pathological condition.  Rather a normal response to life conditions … Continue reading

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